Our English-speaking guides have been riding at Hokkaido's best resorts for years, and we know the best in-bounds and side-country runs on the island. Resort riding extends into early May, and it can be a great time to learn how to ski or snowboard. We offer beginner to advanced packages with some of the most competitive rates in Hokkaido.
For backcountry, spring is a perfect time in Hokkaido to explore peaks that are otherwise inaccessible or outright dangerous in mid-winter. Awesome summit ascents in Daisetsuzan National Park, Mt. Yotei or lesser mountains become an absolute pleasure as air temps rise and the snow pack begins to soften.
Resort Spring Skiing & Snowboarding
Most years, the spring season for resort skiing & snowboarding goes from late March to early May, when temperatures rise and on-piste and sidecountry runs become soft and pliable. This is a great time for beginners to learn skiing or snowboarding as conditions are mild, slopes uncrowded and pistes soft.
More advanced skiers and snowboarders can enjoy working on technique, developing aerials and riding new terrain further away from the lifts.
Great spring skiing & snowboarding resorts include:
Backcountry by Snowshoe/Skinning
Hokkaido's brilliant amount of powder snow and endless mountains are a massive playground for those willing to step away from the resorts. Although physically demanding, conquering a peak on snowshoes or skins is an awesome adventure - and riding back down is the icing on the cake. The spring season - with milder temps, softer snow conditions and low avalanche risk - is a great time to explore Hokkaido's giants: Mt. Yotei, the Daisetsuzan mountain range. Mt. Shakotan, Mt. Shokambetsu and more.
Our spring backcountry packages include single and multi-day tours with mountain lodge stays or even snow camping options available.
Contact Us for more information.
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Address: 005-0842 Japan, Hokkaido, Sapporo, Minami-ku, Ishiyama 2-6 7-83
Hokkaido Travel License No.: 3-718